- the hard, calcareous tissue, similar to but denser than bone, that forms the major portion of a tooth, surrounds the pulp cavity, and is situated beneath the enamel and cementum.
Origin of dentin
Examples from the Web for dentin
Historical Examples of dentin
Still, it can easily be renewed, or if all the tin is removed we find the dentin hard and firm.
Nature will not restore the lost part, but will do the next best thing—solidify the dentin.
The effect is to cause the surface exposed to dentin to oxidize more than tin would do alone; in that there is a benefit.
Word Origin and History for dentin
- The main, calcareous part of a tooth, beneath the enamel and surrounding the pulp chamber and root canals.
- The main bony part of a tooth beneath the enamel, surrounding the pulp chamber and root canals.